Uti prevention

Uti prevention

Posted by Db160 on Dec 22, 2016 6:47 pm

Hi,
I am a full time caregiver to a quadrapeligic male. He is 58 years. When I came on board he has an in dwelling catheter and was Always having uti's one after the other. I even spoke to urologists myself on doing something different. No help!
I then went on the approach of prevention. Which helped dramatically. My thinking was his urine smell was so strong. To balance the ph of the body.
We use braggs apple cider vinegar with mother. 1 Teaspoon to 8oz h2o. You can add honey. He would drink it morning and night. And 2 cranberry vitamins in gel form. Today is Dec22, 2016 and he hasn't had an infection or even sick since Jan. 2016. 


 
Debbie

Re: Uti prevention

Posted by MobilityPaul on Jan 12, 2017 9:35 am

That's some great thinking there! I'm very much into prevention too. I personally ingest about a teaspooon of baking soda per day (mixed in cold water, broken into four quarters taken throughout the day) to help with ph (alkalizing) - and have been thus far, very pleased with results. First few days more BMs, then more energy overall and less (much) of a desire for coffee.  
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Re: Uti prevention

Posted by Kathy on Jan 18, 2017 12:21 pm

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center’s recent publication about bladder management offers information about the urinary system.  The bladder brochure is available at
http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/2016BladderMgmtToolkit.pdf
 
You may also reach out to the following nurse advice services for general information about this topic.
 
Craig Hospital – Nurse Advice Line
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